Take Them On, On Your Own - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Take Them On, On Your Own Image
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  • Summary: The London-by-way-of-Los-Angeles-by-way-of-San Francisco rockers known as JAMC--er, make that BRMC--return with their second LP, which actually finds the group distancing themselves (at least a little) from the Jesus and Mary Chain-influenced sound of their debut.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. 100
    The band's equally impressive second album grooves with both a Detroit hipster sound and some spacey atmosphere.
  2. Anyone with any vague taste in good music needs to own this album, right now.
  3. This is still an excellent band composed of three excellent musicians who can produce one hell of a noise.
  4. More varied and satisfying than its predecessor.
  5. 70
    They run out of steam completely towards the end.... But there's still plenty here to justify giving up your heart to that simple chord all over again. [Sep 2003, p.110]
  6. 60
    BRMC continue on a predictable arc, borrowing heavily from Psychocandy-era Jesus & Mary Chain melodies, coked-up Rolling Stones licks, and My Bloody Valentine's production values. [#23, p.88]
  7. A skull-numbingly dull record, utterly bereft of the anti-establishment rhetoric these boring fakers aspire to.

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